Levingston Shipbuilding Company, Orange, Texas, recently delivered the self-elevating mobile offshore drilling rig Dixilyn-Field 87 to its owners, the Dixilyn-Field Drilling Company of Houston. The Dixilyn-Field 87 is a Levingston Class 111-C jackup,
Promet Private Limited, Singapore, recently launched the Sedco 160 (shown above). Under construction for Sedco, Inc. of Dallas, the rig is a BMC-150 Baker Marine designed, self-elevating independent leg type equipped with three independent tubular legs of 260 feet,
Promet Private Limited, Singapore, recently launched its second self-propelled jackup wells e r v i c e b a r g e , named Frank Purkey (shown above). Built for Sun Contractors, this barge was delivered at the end of May 1981. The Frank Purkey measures 110 feet by 50 feet by 10 feet.
Far East-Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. in Singapore recently completed and delivered another jackup rig to Pool Company of Houston. Named Pool Rig 144, the 160-foot-water-depth jackup was towed to its location in the Arabian Gulf to operate for ARAMCO.
Pool Arctic Alaska Anchorage has contracted with Bardex Hydranautics for a rig skidding system which Pool Arctic Alaska will use for Sohio on the Endicot artificial island project in the Beaufort Sea. The system will perform transverse rig skidding over
Two Bethlehem Steel Corporation shipyards have each received contracts from Griffin-Alexander Drilling Company of Houston to build mat-supported, jackup drilling rigs at a total cost of about $70 million. One unit, the Griffin-Alexander V, will be constructed at Bethlehem's Beaumont,
Choctaw D r i l l i n g Company, Houston, has applied to the Maritime Administration for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction or reconstruction of three drilling vessels. Two of the vessels are expected to be employed initially
Elmer R. Remkes has been named president of C-E Crest, a Tulsa, Okla.-based subsidiary of Combustion Engineering, Inc., which serves the international gas and oil industries. Before joining C-E Crest, Mr. Remkes was vice president and general manager of Santa Fe Engineering Services Co.
Negotiations between the People's Republic of China and the National Supply Company, division of Armco Steel Corporation, Houston, Texas, have been completed for the sale of two offshore oil production platforms valued at more than $15 million, it was announced by Ted Rogers,
O & U Drilling, Inc. of Beaumont, Texas, and Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont shipyard recently commissioned an offshore jackup drilling rig and announced the ordering of two other rigs. One of the new rigs will be built at the Beaumont yard, and the second at the Singapore shipyard.